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Again…why the second amendment, indeed. Because even when the police are on the way, they sometimes need a little help from an armed and prepared citizen.
An armed trailer park resident (Vic Stacy) in Brownwood, Texas saved the life of a policeman this week. Stacy snipered a murderer (Charles Conner) who had already killed the owners of the RV park and was trying to take out the first police officer on the scene.
Vic Stacy never served in the military, and he never had any police training.
But when a gunman shot and killed a couple in the RV park where they all lived Sunday afternoon, Stacy reacted with the composure — and the marksmanship — of a man who had been training for such a moment all his life.
He’s a hero, many Brown County residents are saying.
His actions probably saved the life of the first policeman on the scene — Early Police Sgt. Steven Means — as well as others living at the Peach House RV Park north of Brownwood Regional Airport, Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said.
Even Stacy concedes that his actions prevented an even greater tragedy.
“I thought if I didn’t help this officer, he would have gotten the rest of us,” Stacy said.
But a hero? “I’m just an average working man,” Stacy said.
Charles Ronald Conner had argued with a couple about their dogs defecating in front of his trailer, Grubbs said, before he shot and killed the dogs and then the man and woman — David Michael House, 58, and Iris Valentina Calaci, 57. Then he opened fire on Means as he arrived at the scene.
And then he went outside, and helped take down this killer before he could kill anybody else, to include the police officer who was first on the scene.